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  • 1. Jackie RobinsonBy Carson Wolff
  • 2. When and where the person wasborn?• Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919.• He was born in a small old farm house in Cairo, Georgia.
  • 3. Early Life• Jackie was the youngest of five children.• His father left the family shortly after he wasborn.• When he was one his family moved to Pasadena,California.• Jackie loved to play games and sports and he would usually win.• The Robinson’s were the only black family that lived on Pepper Street.Neighbors would curse and throw rocks at them.
  • 4. Education• For elementary school Jackie went to KillianElementary.• At John Muir Technical High School he was anaverage student but an outstanding athlete.• He started college at Pasadena Junior Collegethen went to UCLA where he started in four sports.
  • 5. Adult LifeCareer• In 1940 at UCLA Jackie met his future wife RachelIsum.• In 1942 he was drafted into the Army.• After leaving the Army Jackie played baseball inThe negro leagues.• In 1945 he met Branch Rickey and was recruitedto play for the Royals a minor league team.• In 1946 he was married and went on to have 3children.• On April 10, 1947 he signed with the BrooklynDodgers where he played for the next nine years.• He retired and took a job with Chock Full O’Nuts restaurants.
  • 6. Accomplishments• Jackie had many accomplishments here are some.• He won the Rookie Of The year award in 1947.• He also won the National League Most ValuablePlayer award in 1949.• He won six National League pennants with theDodgers and won the World Series in 1955.• In 1962 he was the first African-American inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • 7. Impact on the World• Being the first African –American player in MajorLeague Baseball was an important step toward equalrights.• Jackie has been credited for breaking the ColorBarrier.
  • 8. Date and cause of death• Jackie battled with type one Diabetes.• A heart attack eventually took his life on October 24,1972.• He was just 53 years old.